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NSSP CoP Call Summary, December 18, 2018, 3 - 4:30 PM ET

Posted By Emilie Lamb, Friday, December 21, 2018
Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Missed the NSSP CoP Call on Tuesday, December 18th, from 3 - 4:30 pm ET? You can find all of the past meeting recordings and meeting materials on the NSSP CoP home page. You can register for the NSSP CoP call series here.

December 18, 2018 Call Summary 

NSSP Update:
  • Michael Coletta (CDC) provided an update on the NSSP pilot between the Department of Defense and the Virginia Department of Health and reminded community members that SAS Studio has been released on the BioSense Platform. The recording of the overview webinar highlighting this new feature can be found in the Surveillance Knowledge Repository.
  • Additionally, The NSSP Team will be hosting a webinar on Acute Flaccid Myelitis on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 2pm. If you are not able to join the webinar live, be sure to look out for the recording to be posted in the Webinar Library.

Website Insights:
  • ISDS did not provide a Website Insights during this call but you can find the answers to many website-related questions on the Frequently Asked Questions pageLook for the Green Video Icon for video demonstrations of many features!

Topics of the month: Winter Surveillance

  • Kathryn Lane, Matthew Roach (Arizona), and Hayleigh McCall, provided an update on the creation and validation of the Cold-Related Illness (CRI) syndrome and Implementation Guide (IG) currently being developed by the CSTE Heat and Cold Syndrome Workgroup. This syndrome has been shown to be a "useful indicator of morbidity" and provides "timely situational awareness" of CRI trends. The IG is currently under review by CSTE and should be published in the Surveillance Knowledge Repository soon. Additionally, the authors hope to submit the syndrome to the Syndrome Definition Committee for approval and posting to the  Syndrome Library.
  • Noreen Alabi (CDC) shared background on the development and expansion of the ILINet system and its integration with ESSENCE. Currently, 5 states have shared access with CDC allowing their data to be pulled directly from ESSENCE and uploaded into ILINet by CDC. The ILINet team is continuously working towards more robust and stable ILINet reporting as well as validating new and existing data sources.
  • Fatema Mamou (Michigan) shared how the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services uses syndromic surveillance to monitor Carbon Monoxide exposures/poisonings following weather-related events like an ice storm in 2013. Based on this situational surveillance, MDHHS is able to provide targeted communications/warnings to the public about CO Poisoning risks when weather-related events occur.

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NSSP CoP Call Summary, November 20, 2018, 3 - 4:30 PM ET

Posted By Emilie Lamb, Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Updated: Monday, November 26, 2018
Missed the NSSP CoP Call on Tuesday, November 20, from 3 - 4:30 pm ET? You can find all of the past meeting recordings and meeting materials on the NSSP CoP home page. You can register for the NSSP CoP call series here.
 

November 20, 2018 Call Summary 

NSSP Update:
  • Roseanne English (CDC) provided an update on the NSSP pilot between the Department of Defense and the Virginia Department of Health and made the announcement that SAS Studio is ready to be deployed on the BioSense Platform. A webinar reviewing this new feature will be hosted on  December 4, 2018 from 3-4:30pm Eastern.
  • Additionally, The NSSP Team has been working closely with the  Data Quality Committee and the  Technical Committee to identify, prioritize, and resolve issues/enhancements to the platform. 
  • Finally, the NSSP Team is currently working on a process to batch upload new facilities to the Master Facility Table (release planned for January 2019) and is looking for 6-10 community volunteers to help to define requirements for a proposed Data Quality Dashboard within the Platform.

Website Insights:
  • ISDS provided an demonstration of how to identify webinars & calls via the Community Calendar as well as how to export those events to your Outlook Calendar. You can find the recording of this overview and the answer to other questions on the  Frequently Asked Questions page. Look for the Green Video Icon!

Topics of the month: 

2018 NSSP CoP Member Satisfaction Assessment Results
 
Washington Use of Syndromic Surveillance Data for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance
  • Kali Turner (Washington) shared the results of an assessment of the differences between the populations visiting Emergency Department verses Primary Care locations for treatment of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis infections.
  • Washington was particularly interested in STD infections during pregnancy, especially in adolescents. The analysis showed that Chlamydia infections were being identified later in pregnancy suggesting either re-infections or possibly missed screenings.
  • Finally, with this new data, state and local partners are working to build dashboards to visualize the data and to help to tailor outreach efforts for these populations.

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NSSP CoP Call Summary - October 16, 2018 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

Posted By Emilie Lamb, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Missed the NSSP CoP Call on Tuesday, October 16, from 3 - 4:30 pm ET? You can find all of the past meeting recordings and meeting materials on the  NSSP CoP Group page. You can register for the NSSP CoP call series here.

Continue the Conversation!

Join us on the Community Forums on  healthsurveillance.org this Friday, October 19thas we continue to discuss Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance! To join in, simply login to the website, and search the forums for the phrase "Forum Friday 10/19/18."
 
October 16, 2018 Call Summary 

NSSP Update:
  • Mike Coletta (CDC) provided an update on the NSSP SAS Studio Pilot as well as the updated CC&DD categories (Heroin, Stimulant, Opioid, etc.).
Website Insights:

Topic of the month: Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance
  • Amanda Morse (Washington) provided an overview of Washington's pilot test of the new Intimate Partner Violence Query, v1 developed in collaboration with CDC's NSSP Team. This syndrome is currently available in both the Syndrome Definition Library of the Surveillance Knowledge Repository and the CC&DD Category of ESSENCE.
  • Ashley D'Iverno (CDC - Division of Violence Prevention) and  Nimi Idaikkadar (CDC) discussed the drivers for the development of the  Sexual Violence Query, v2 and shared some of the implications of this work when looking at national trend data. They also spoke about ongoing efforts to assist with building collaborations between syndromic surveillance and violence prevention programs. 

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NSSP CoP Call Summary, September 17, 2018, 3 - 4:30 PM ET

Posted By Emilie Lamb, Monday, September 24, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Missed the NSSP CoP Call on Monday, September 17, from 3 - 4:30 pm ET? You can find all of the past meeting recordings and meeting materials on the NSSP CoP Group page. You can register for the NSSP CoP call series here.

September 17, 2018 Call Summary 

NSSP Update:
  • Deborah Gould (CDC) gave an update on the 7 new sites that will be on boarding with NSSP this fall. These include Oklahoma, Texas (Regions 5 & 6), Wyoming, Delaware, and Yolo County and Long Beach in California. 
Website Insights:
  • ISDS provided an overview of the changes to the website that went into effect in early September. You can find a comprehensive review of those changes here
Topic of the month: Suicide & Surveillance - Syndrome Development
  • Rasneet Kumar (Maricopa County, AZ) gave an overview from the Syndrome Definition Committee on the development of the Self-Harm and Suicide-Related Syndrome which is currently available in the CC and DD Category of ESSENCE as well as the Surveillance Knowledge Repository
     
  • Julia Gunn (Boston, MA) shared the efforts that Boston is continuing to pursue to use emergency department data to evaluate suicide attempts, including ongoing efforts to ensure data quality, proper ICD-10 coding, and develop the situational awareness needed to correctly interpret this data.
  • Peter Hicks (CDC) provided an overview of the ICD-10-CM Master Mapping Reference Table that includes a cross-walk for ICD-9-CM, SNOMED, and CPT codes.
     
  • Kristin Holland (CDC - Division of Violence Prevention) shared some of the implications of this work for looking at national trend data and discussed how it has led to the development of predictive machine learning filters. 
Social Media Surveillance Discussion
  • There was a lot of interest in learning more about work being done using social media for routine automated surveillanceMauricio Santillana and Mike Conway shared work being done using Twitter for Flu Surveillance.
Related Resources
Continue the Conversation!
Join us on the Forums on Healthsurveillance.org this Friday, September 21st as we continue to discuss Suicide Surveillance, Social Media Surveillance, and Machine Learning! 
 
Keep a look out for an email on Friday with how to join the conversation.
 
Next NSSP CoP call

October 16, 3 - 4:30 pm ET
Topic: Domestic Violence Surveillance

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